Hamas condemns Israeli arbitrary killing of children, journalists at Great Return March

PRESS RELEASE
HAMAS

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On the Israeli arbitrary killing of children and journalists at the Great Return March, the Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum stressed the following:

The deliberate Israeli targeting and killing of Palestinian protesters at the Great Return March is a new crime added to the Israeli occupation’s criminal record. Now, the Israeli occupation sheds the blood of the innocent Palestinians without any sense of guilt. It grossly ignores the demands of the Palestinian people for freedom and for lifting the crippling blockade, while turning a blind eye to human rights and the international community.

The incitement to murder by the Israeli leaders has led to the use of lethal force by Israeli forces to disperse the peaceful Palestinian protesters. Indeed, the calculated and systematic excessive use of force against the protesters is a ‘political decision’ taken by the top Israeli leaders.

The repeated crimes and deliberate targeting of children, women, medical staff and journalists by the Israeli forces deployed along the Gaza separation fence reflect the predetermination of the Israeli occupation to kill Palestinian civilians. They also highlight the Israeli intention to breach the ceasefire understandings.

Therefore, Hamas calls on all mediators and the international community to intervene immediately in order to compel the occupation to stop its atrocious acts against the Palestinian people. They must pressure the Israeli occupation to adhere to the ceasefire understandings, and lift the Gaza siege immediately.

Fawzi Barhoum

Hamas Spokesperson

Friday, December 21, 2018